by Prince Of Petworth December 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0

A previous frustration articulated nicely

“Dear PoPville,

I would love advice on what to do about a car alarm in our neighborhood. The alarm has been going off intermittently since Monday. The timing seems irregular, which makes me think it’s passing cars that set it off. Unfortunately, we live on a busy street so that has meant waking up almost every night this week to the sound of the alarm. What’s best practice in a situation like this? I would love a night of uninterrupted sleep.”

by Prince Of Petworth December 13, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.

At its regularly-schedule meeting December 11, Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6D/Waterfront voted to support a ban on the sale and operation of gas-powered leaf blowers in the District. The vote was unanimous with one abstention.

As reported on PoPville, the bill would outlaw the sale and use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers in the District after January 1, 2022. It was proposed by DC Councilmember Mary Cheh (Ward 3) and championed by advocacy group Quiet Clean DC.

Cheh first proposed the bill in 2016. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 13, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Brian Mosley

“Dear PoPville,

Last night around 8pm, the security alarm at the New Hampshire Ave Pharmacy in the small strip mall at Farragut Street NW and New Hampshire Ave started blaring. My husband and I went to go to bed later with it still going off, but we saw police cars there, so we assumed the sound would stop soon. Unfortunately, it did not. My husband called 311 to see if they would help, but once again, the alarm continued to scream through our neighborhood. I managed to fall asleep as the sound became like white noise to me, but at 1:45am I woke up and struggled to go back to sleep, because the alarm WAS STILL GOING OFF. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 5, 2017 at 9:30 am 0

via google street view

UPDATE 3:27pm:

I was just at the corner of Georgia Ave. and Kennedy and spoke to the building’s property manager, who told me that a licensed structural engineer looked at the wall in the basement of the Lucky Corner building today. The structural engineer determined it’s not a danger to the public.

The structural engineer’s report will be completed tomorrow and it’s expected that the Lucky Corner store will be cleared to open.

Best regards,

From ANC 4D01 Commissioner Nancy Roth:

“The Dept. of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs has condemned the building that houses the Lucky Corner convenience store (5433 Georgia Ave. on the corner of Georgia and Kennedy St. NW). (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 29, 2017 at 11:25 am 0

This looks awesome. Thanks to Bill for sending. Does the Glen’s Garden Market Shaw location have one too?

Where else can we find a fire pit for some outdoor autumn/winter drinking?

2001 S Street, NW

Update from Glen’s, it’s the:

“Glen’s Cocoa Lodge

​DC loves a good patio and we’ve found a way to make sure ours don’t go unused this winter! Glen’s Cocoa Lodge are winter getaways in Dupont Circle and Shaw. We invite our Neighbors to cozy up by the fire with hot chocolate, $4 local craft beers and wines by the glass, and delicious food from our delis. The Cocoa Lodges are first come, first serve seating, but we are offering reservations for private groups.”

1924 8th Street, NW courtesy Glen’s

by Prince Of Petworth November 28, 2017 at 3:15 pm 0

From ANC2B04 Commissioner Nick DelleDonne:

“A bill to phase out the use of gas-powered leaf blowers in DC (Bill 22-0234) has been introduced by Councilmember Mary Cheh. The principal concerns are health-related harms caused by damaging noise generated by gas-powered leaf blowers and the unnecessary scattering of injurious substances into the breathable airspace. Workers, children, seniors and people with chronic illnesses are at greatest risk. The bill is supported by Quiet Clean D.C. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 27, 2017 at 9:55 am 0

17th and U Street, NW

DC_085 with the unpleasant news this am:

“two large piles of horse manure at stop #1001675. Not sure what sort of horse goes around pooping at night (@DCPoliceDept ?) but here we are…”

Props to DC311 for the quick reply: “May I have the location for your request?”

Of course it’s possible this wasn’t a horse at all…


“I live next to ground zero. I can confirm that there was indeed a horse gallivanting up and down U St. talked to the guy, he explained he got permits from the city to ride his horse.”

by Prince Of Petworth November 13, 2017 at 10:25 am 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Jim Havard

Last week the Washington Post reported:

“The National Park Service said Thursday that it wants to permanently close the grounds of the Washington Monument to recreational activities and increase reservation fees for use of its 28 athletic fields on the Mall and in Rock Creek Park.”

A petition has been started Don’t Ban Sports & Recreation on the National Mall:

“There are few things more uniquely American than playing a recreational sport in the shadow of the Washington Monument or the National Capitol Building.

Unfortunately, the National Park Service (NPS) has proposed a ban on all sporting and recreational activity along the National Mall from 3rd to 17th Streets. The ban includes eliminating currently permitted softball fields around the Washington Monument grounds and the first-come, first-served policy on the plots from 3rd-14th Streets. The proposed policy is an extreme position and massive change from long standing practice.

Among the NPS-cited concerns, their primary reason offered thus far for the total ban is the perceived impact sports and recreation might have on the recently installed grass turf.

Context: (more…)


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